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The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
It looks great and has a very interesting premise (it also has a highly unexpected Pete Postlethwaite cameo!) but it's hamstrung by a terrible script, clumsy action editing, appalling techno music (it's an MTV movie! The score's not all bad though), it's too camp in places, the support acting is of the decidedly wooden variety and it has a main character called Trevor.
Sometimes when I'm reviewing a movie I'm resorting on saying that it puts "style over substance". "Aeon Flux" is a movie where that would be very much applicable if it actually had any substance. The story is run-of-the-mill distopian drivel, the acting is suprisingly bland with even Charlize Theron looking like she's reading from a teleprompter and the action is the worst combination of Matrix-style effects with excessive wirework that was possible. Yet I somewhat enjoyed watching it because of Charlize Theron at her sexiest with that dark emo haircut and wearing tight black spandex while doing cartwheels and staring into the distance. I guess what I'm trying to say is 1 star for the art direction and 1,5 stars for beautiful Charlize.
My friend Henry gave this to me, what a wonderful surprise, since like everybody else on the planet I missed it the first time round.
So in 2011 a virus kills everyone apart from some people who now live in some future city of something. A woman catches a bug with her eye lid. This is Aeon Flux, the holder of the Worst Character Name Ever Championship Belt until Cypher Raige came along. So Aeon Flux is all boooo the government are bad and her whole deal is she kills government people. Also she's Charlize Theron and her sister gets killed so she goes out for revenge I guess.
There's surveillance tech which is apparently some all seeing pool of…
Festival is done, back to watching shit.
My punishment for not reviewing Aeon Flux is having to rewatch Aeon Flux.
This film is a mess of ideas that don't come together coherently - in all aspects of the film from story to production design to performance to photography and awful fx. I reached the end of the film and couldn't even bring to mind a memorable action sequence or moment from lead actress Charlize Theron. The animated series was something different and fascinating, whereas this was just a travesty.
Okay to watch I guess... over the top actions (in a bad way) but a story with some potential...
Leuk idee met een belabberde uivoering.
watched only half... :-/
The colors are nice.
Na papiru je ovo izgledalo veoma zanimljivo, uz dodatak odlične Charlize Theron očekivao sam film uz koji ću se lijepo provesti. Međutim, realizacija nije bila na očekivanom nivou. Film nije loš ali nije ništa posebno, ono čisti prosjek. Znao sam da o ovo neće biti neki dubokouman film ali sam barem očekivao kvalitetnu akciju, međutim ni to nisu odradili kako treba. Šteta zbog neiskorištenog potencijala.
Ésta es la razón por la que odio ver películas en casas de amigos.
Honestly, I expected this film to be bad. I mean, Doom levels of bad. It actually was alright.
Sure, some of the action sequences were a bit flashy and excessive (nobody does like eight backflips to replace walking a few metres), and it was FULL of cliches and really dodgy world-building (99% of the population wiped out? really?), but it was reasonably enjoyable to watch, and the script wasn't all that bad.
I bought this for 50p, and to be honest I would recommend it if that's all you have to part with to watch it.
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